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Old Posted Jul 28, 2017, 8:50 PM
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That last pic really puts Winnipeg to shame; it does not have one street that is so vibrant, with a continuous stretch of commerce and lovely restored architecture. Very nice!
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2017, 9:04 PM
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I lived in Winnipeg for several years. It does well. The Exchange during some kind of festival is as busy as Water Street at the height of summer. And Portage may not have the same density of businesses (they tend to be bigger buildings, etc.) but it's just as active at lunch time on a week day.

The Village and Croydon are kind of similar to Water Street, just add more shops instead of restaurants.

The catch with St. John's is it's so small we really only have two streets as active as the above, and the little side ones that connect them (like George Street, which is basically a back lane between the two). So that's it.

So don't get the wrong impression. That said, Water Street is genuinely very active, especially in the summer and especially when our economy is better. I've been in cities with hundreds of thousands more people that I personally never saw get as busy as a summer Tuesday afternoon on Water Street. But once you get up to around 750K and larger, it's busier elsewhere. And the size of our busy area is small even for our population, let alone what someone coming from Winnipeg would expect.

We basically have two Croydons parallel to each other, with a back lane in between that is like the Village. Everything else here is Linden Woods or worse.
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2017, 9:23 PM
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I am from there, so I have no lack of knowledge about Winnipeg. The Village is not so exciting; it COULD be, but not a lot of investment there. Corydon, meh, nothing has really changed along it in decades. It should have at least a few mid-rise towers along it by now, but nope. The Exchange still has to many vacant and derelict buildings. The really sad part is based on St. John's economy, and history of economic depression over the last several decades, there is so much pride in its downtown vs Winnipeg's with decent population growth. They all pale in comparison to Water Street IMO.
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2017, 9:24 PM
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I figured, just wanted to let you know it's not as good as it might seem here from a few curated pictures.

(Me from 2012 is dying at my position in this conversation lol. When I first moved home, I was still suffering whatever mental impact homesick depression had on me, and I was a real bitch about Winnipeg).
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2017, 9:32 PM
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750,000 over four days? Was this an event that one needed a ticket to get into?
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Stantec and JW.

IMG_2942 by BLACK STAR III, on Flickr

Bruno Mars last night...great show.

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750,000 over four days? Was this an event that one needed a ticket to get into?
Free. I'm told that the crowds on Sunday were comparable to those one sees on Canada Day.
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2017, 8:05 PM
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I LOVE!!! the architecture of the Montreal Metro. Nice pics.
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I LOVE!!! the architecture of the Montreal Metro. Nice pics.

Absolutely cool.
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Montreal is the absolute champion of the world when it comes to metro station design.
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Umm Moscow...?
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It's definitely not Prague. Jeddy1989 has been sending us pictures of their metro stations.

Gorgeous Montreal set, though, wow. I though it was Martin's post as I scrolled up from the bottom.
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Old Posted Aug 3, 2017, 12:26 AM
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LOVE that Montreal metro set! Thanks!



https://www.instagram.com/p/BW5grpeF...n-by=mengjia73


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Old Posted Aug 3, 2017, 8:22 PM
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Gorgeous set, as always. Love painted brick. I love it unpainted also... but there's just something about painted brick that feels... authentic to me? I interpret it as indicating a neighbourhood that's gentrified, but not pretentious.

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Went on a little Flickr tour around the island, starting at the southwest edge...

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Port aux Basques, Slipway to Canada

first view of the &quot;rock&quot; by wil james, on Flickr

Codroy Valley

Grand Codroy Valley, Newfoundland by Deborah Twigg, on Flickr

Lourdes, Port au Port

Our Lady of Mercy Church by Jonathan Hollett, on Flickr

Corner Brook

Sunset City... by Dru Kennedy, on Flickr

Rocky Harbour, Gros Morne

2015-07-14_24 Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland 076 by Suellen, on Flickr

St. Anthony, Great Northern Peninsula

St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador by James White, on Flickr

Englee, Great Northern Peninsula

Englee, NL by Darren Doucette, on Flickr

Fleur de Lys, French Shore

052013-623F by kzzzkc, on Flickr

Springdale

Dory by Kureal2009, on Flickr

Twillingate, New World Island

Twillingate Newfoundland by Joshua Ellner, on Flickr

Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island

Fogo Island by R C, on Flickr

Tilting, Fogo Island

Fogo Island by R C, on Flickr

Newtown

Barbour Premises, Newtown, Newfoundland by Jim Cornish, on Flickr

Bonavista, Bonavista Peninsula

Bonavista by R C, on Flickr

Trinity, Bonavista Peninsula

Trinity by R C, on Flickr

Bay de Verde, Northwest Avalon

P1230065 by Tom Flemming, on Flickr

Carbonear, Northwest Avalon

Carbonear by R C, on Flickr

St. John's, Northeast Avalon

Rain by R C, on Flickr

Placentia, Southwest Avalon

Placentia Road Trip by R C, on Flickr

Grand Bank, Burin Peninsula

Terre Neuve et St-Pierre et Miquelon by R C, on Flickr

St-Pierre et Miquelon, France

Terre Neuve et St-Pierre et Miquelon by R C, on Flickr

Francois, South Coast

Francois, Newfoundland and Labrador by James White, on Flickr

Rose Blanche, Southwest Coast

Twilight Milky Way at Rose Blanche Lighthouse by Adam Woodworth, on Flickr
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Old Posted Aug 4, 2017, 2:23 AM
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Umm Moscow...?
My favourite is probably Bilbao but I'd take Montreal's design over Moscow, although like most brutalist architecture, Montreal's stations suffer aesthetically from stains and patching, but the maintenance is a somewhat separate issue from the original design. But I suppose you could say that the long term aging and maintenance should be factors in a design.
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Old Posted Aug 4, 2017, 7:01 AM
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Yes, a design should account for the material character, inside and out, over the building's anticipated lifetime. From material degradation to staining, this should be an important consideration. Architect's should question the point of their efforts if a design is going to look worn, marked and crumbling - things that too often occur within a building's first year.

For me, this is a bit of a pet peeve. It is all too frequent. As an issue, it is a difficult one for architects having to use manufactured products that are changing all the time. But a lot of the problem is avoidable with better material choices, better material system choices, and better detailing. BETTER DETAILING. And, while maintenance can be a factor, architects also need to design to reasonable standards of maintenance. These things are too often poorly thought out, if at all.

On topic: Montreal stations are good, some very good. I'm not into the Moscow extravagance. London has some great stations and station spaces. I also like the invisible, like Vienna, Milan, Berlin, (many systems have at least some of this) where a lot of stations simply dissolve into underground complexes.
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